Prime presents the Jazz Is... mini-festival

A boutique music festival presented by The Prime Collective. We have a five-day line-up of gritty funk, smooth tones, hard-hitting jazz, acoustic instrumental and experimental improvised music for your pleasure. 22 - 26 November 2011 in various venues. 

Friday 25th  8-11pm  €8 adm.

Leafzang sextet 8pm

Leafzang sextet takes the approach of adding cello, clarinet and sax to a guitar trio, resulting in a balance of warm acoustic tones ranging from chamber ensemble to European jazz.

Bryan Quigley & Gordon Delap 8.45pm

Quigley plays the bass like few others, approaching it from the basis of pure sound rather than notes and rhythms. Delap provides the electronic ammunition – live processing that results in an otherworldly sound world between the two.

Rhombus 9.20pm

Playing all original music written by Dennis Wyers, Rhombus draws from Norwegian and British jazz, contemporary classical, blues and South-Indian music, moving between textures to create colouristic and often rhythmic compositions.

Paul Roe & Danny Roe 10.00pm

Everyone loves to see things kept in the family, and this is no exception – son Danny provides the percussion to his father’s etherial clarinet – Paul, who recently had an album released on Diatribe records.

Saturday 26th  8-11pm  €8adm. 

Concrete Soup: Colm O’Hara presents Concrete Soup 8.00pm

Colm O’Hara is one of the best trombone players around - he’s been playing with all sorts of interesting musicians over the past few years. Recently, he’s been curating a night that he dubs ‘Concrete Soup’, an assortment of improvising musicians that O’Hara personally assembles in one-off groupings. The result is an evening of music that will never be performed the same way twice, but one that leaves a lasting impression.

Will feature: Lauren Kinsella, Fergus Cullen, David Lacey, Conor Murray, Derek White, Matthew Berrill, Cathal Roche, MERSK collective from Cork and many more.